Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-7097
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4826-6583 Additional info
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    University of California, San FranciscoPhDSociology
    Columbia University, New York CityMPHUrbanism and the Built Environment
    Columbia University, New York CityMSSWSocial Enterprise Administration
    University of California, BerkeleyBASocial Welfare
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    University of California, San Francisco2020Distinguished Dissertation Award in Sociology
    University of California, San Franicsco2018Carroll Estes Scholarship Award
    Wayne State University and University of Michigan2016Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research Summer Fellow
    Grantmakers in Aging2014Student Fellow
    University of California, San Francisco2012John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Student Scholarship Award
    Columbia University2007John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award

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    I am an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences. My research broadly focuses on investigating social justice issues impacting the quality of life of community-dwelling older adults, including aging in place, age-friendly cities, elder abuse, and the evaluation of training programs and community supports and services for caregivers and people living with dementia. I teach in the UCSF Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) Program and in the Department of Public Health at San Francisco State University. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Metta Fund, Community Living Campaign, and Head Over Heels Athletic Arts.

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    Reducing the Social and Economic Impacts of Caregiving for Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) System through Training
    California Department of Public Health Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
    California Department of Public Health Oct 1, 2018 - Feb 28, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Building an advocacy model to improve the dementia-capability of health plans in California. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Sep 02. Hollister BA, Yeh J, Ross L, Schlesinger J, Cherry D. PMID: 34476815.
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    2. Age-friendly for whom? An aperture to the lived experiences of older San Franciscans. Gerontologist. 2021 Aug 11. Yeh J. PMID: 34378780.
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    3. Improving End-of-Life Care for Persons Living With Dementia: Bereaved Caregivers' Observations and Recommendations. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 09; 62(3):579-586. Yeh JC, Newman J, Main R, Hunt LJ. PMID: 33556499.
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    4. Alzheimer's disease and related dementias facts and figures in California: Current status and future projections. 2021. Ross L, Beld M, Yeh J. View Publication.
    5. Precarity, USA. Generations Today. 2021; 42(1). Estes C, Yeh J, DiCarlo N. View Publication.
    6. Community Gerontology: A Framework for Research, Policy, and Practice on Communities and Aging. Gerontologist. 2019 09 17; 59(5):803-810. Greenfield EA, Black K, Buffel T, Yeh J. PMID: 30124872.
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    7. The Gerontological Imagination: An Integrative Paradigm of Aging by K. Ferraro. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018, 224 pages. Book Review. Social Forces. 2019; soz057:1-3. Yeh J. View Publication.
    8. The Dementia Cal MediConnect Project: Improving dementia care via the California duals demonstration. Generations. 2019; SPRING(Supp 3):73-78. Hollister B, Yeh J, Ross L, Schlesinger J, Cherry D. View Publication.
    9. Generations Can Connect for Empowerment: Five Ways Forward. Aging Today. 2018; xxxix(5):1-3. Yeh J, DiCarlo N, Estes C.
    10. Contemporary Cultural Norms from the Vantage Point of a Younger Woman of Color. Generations. 2018; 41(4):97-103. Yeh J. View Publication.
    11. "I Feel Trapped": The Tension Between Personal and Structural Factors of Social Isolation and the Desire for Social Integration Among Older Residents of a High-Crime Neighborhood. Gerontologist. 2018 Jan 18; 58(1):79-88. Portacolone E, Perissinotto C, Yeh JC, Greysen SR. PMID: 28329804.
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    12. America Must Invest In Its Next Generations. Generations. 2017; 40(4):101-107. Accius J, Yeh J. View Publication.
    13. Building Inclusion: Toward an Aging- and Disability-Friendly City. Am J Public Health. 2016 11; 106(11):1947-1949. Yeh JC, Walsh J, Spensley C, Wallhagen M. PMID: 27715294.
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    14. Architecture, Materiality and Society edited by Anna-Lisa Muller and Werner Reichman. The lure of restoration: Transforming buildings and bodies for ever-longer life. 2015; 119-144. Yeh J. View Publication.
    15. 101+ Careers in Gerontology (Second Edition) by C. Joanne Grabinski. Book Review. 2015. Yeh J. View Publication.
    16. Advancing family health through the Garden of Eatin': on-site food gardens in early childhood education. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):625-8. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Sigal B. PMID: 25713934.
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    17. You can't walk or bike yourself out of the health effects of poverty: active school transport, child obesity, and blind spots in the public health literature. Critical Public Health. 2014; 25(1):32-47. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Ross L, Fox P . View Publication.
    18. Exploring the associations between active school transport, child obesity, and child poverty in California. Journal of Behavioral Health. 2013; 2(1):27-34. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Ross L, Fox P. View Publication.
    19. Through their Eyes: Using photovoice and photo elicitation in research with LGBQ older adults. The International Journal of Aging and Society. 2012; 1(3):85-106. Yeh J. View Publication.
    20. The safe routes to school program in California: an update. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102(6):e8-11. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Fox P. PMID: 22515862.
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    21. Parental views on active commuting and choice of mode of school transport. Journal of Behavioral Health. 2012; 1(1):35-41. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Ross L, Fox P. View Publication.
    22. Public markets and community health: An examination. 2006. Moon JR, Kraft MK, Brown L, Yeh J. View Publication.
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